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The Rt Hon Alderman Nicholas Lyons

Lord Mayor of the City of London, City of London Corporation

Nicholas joined Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York in London in 1982 where he worked for 12 years, then at Salomon Brothers from 1994 to 1995 before moving with a team to Lehman Brothers where he worked from 1995 until 2003. He specialised in advising banks and insurance companies on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital. He retired in 2003 to begin a plural career, sitting on the boards of many financial institutions. He is currently taking a sabbatical from being Chairman of Phoenix Group Holdings, the largest player in the UK retirement and long term savings industry and a FTSE 100 company.  


During his year as Lord Mayor Alderman Lyons will champion his “Financing our Future” theme - promoting a resilient, resourceful, and responsible City. It will focus on fuelling the growth economy by deploying capital and expertise to supercharge economic growth nationwide and advancing the UK’s global competitiveness. Financing our Future will seek to drive growth and investment especially in the areas of long-term infrastructure lending, green and sustainable financing, boosting the early-stage growth economy by mobilising private savings and pension funds, and attracting international asset owners to have more of their money managed by asset managers in the UK. 

The Rt Hon Alderman Nicholas Lyons
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